Lonnie Sarnell, Psy.D.

Lonnie Sarnell, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides clinical and sport psychology services to adolescents and adults.  Dr. Sarnell has experience working with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, academic stress, life transitions, eating disorders, and relationship concerns.  Dr. Sarnell specializes in peak performance and anxiety management.  She has worked with athletes at all levels, including high school, college and professional athletes.  Dr. Sarnell received her Psy.D. in clinical psychology with a concentration in sport-performance psychology from La Salle University, where she provided sport psychology services within the athletic department. She completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware’s Center for Counseling and Student Development, where she consulted with Student Services for Athletes and provided sport psychology and personal counseling services for students.  Dr. Sarnell’s post-doctoral specialization areas were performance anxiety and eating disorders. From 2013 – 2016, Dr. Sarnell worked at the Metropolitan Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a private practice on the Upper East Side of New York City that specializes in the treatment of anxiety.

Dr. Sarnell completed her B.A. in psychology at Yale University, where she played as a goalie on the Division I women’s lacrosse team.  She was the assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Drew University in 2007, she has coached youth teams in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, and she continues to coach for the Metro Lacrosse Club, an elite NY/NJ club team, in addition to providing one-on-one goalie training.   

Dr. Sarnell strives to create a warm, collaborative therapeutic relationship and implement evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based approaches, tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs.  Her goal is to help people perform up to their potential, learn tools for managing emotions, and improve their overall quality of life.  Dr. Sarnell’s training in clinical psychology equips her to work with a wide variety of concerns, in addition to offering specialized services for athletes. 

Dr. Sarnell's office is located in downtown Millburn, NJ. Call or email to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation: 973-615-3512, drsarnell@gmail.com